Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis), France - "Small explosion" in front of the Consulate of Tunisia
January 9, 2011 - Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis) - The Consulate of Tunisia in Pantin suffered a "small explosion" Sunday morning, which caused "minimal damage" to its steel shutter, it was learned Wednesday, while the Embassy talks about a "bomb" causing a "strong deflagration. Police sources reported "a small explosion shortly before 5:00 which resulted in minimal damage to the metal front of the consulate."
According to the prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis, "Petroleum which was set fire to" could be the cause of the explosion. In a written statement to AFP, the Tunisian ambassador in France, Raouf Najar, denounced the "terrorist act": "disinformation in recent days on what happens in Tunisia is such that everything becomes possible, even this terrorist act. " "The surveillance
camera recorded the deposit by three people of what appears to be a bomb," the embassy said in a statement. This device provoked "a strong explosion (which) has destroyed the front door of the consulate," she added.
At Pantin, the consulate, an annex of the Consulate General of Tunisia in Paris, was opened Sunday at 10:00. The metal shutter, burned, was almost fully raised, and about twenty people lined up. Some policemen were stationed outside the consulate located on the ground floor and first floor of a building of ten floors at the corner of the Porte de Pantin. The Crime
Branch of the police is in charge of the investigation.
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